Category Archives: Things to do Kings Cross

THE CLASSIC CAR BOOT SALE AT KING’S CROSS
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This weekend 9th and 10th September The Classic Car Boot Sale returns to King’s Cross, London.

“Forget what you think you know about car boot sales: ruinously early starts; dodgy bacon butties; polystyrene cups of tea; rain-swept fields; dingy-haired humans stomping around in dirty tracksuits; banged-up Fiestas touting toot…Instead, picture vintage vehicles and retro treasure.” – mrandmrssmith.com

The finest vintage fashion, accessories and homeware traders operating from the boot of their vintage vehicles alongside a show stopping exhibit of classic cars, London’s finest street food wagons, impromptu musical performances, street theatre and all manner of vintage fun that can be had on two and four wheels!

It’s definitely not to be missed during your stay with us in King’s Cross, and is just across the street.

We recommend a hearty brunch at Megaro Eatery to set you up for the day, but of course there are other options!

The King’s Cross Classic Car Boot Sale is on the 9th and 10th September, from 10am until 6pm. Tickets are available on the door for £5.  More details are available HERE.

GIN MASTERCLASS: EAST LONDON LIQUOR COMPANY AT MEGARO BAR
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We’ve partnered with East London Liquor Company to bring you a Gin Masterclass on Tuesday 12th September right here in King’s Cross.

Few beverages are as synonymous with historic London as gin. For good or ill, it’s been the Capital’s tipple since the 1700’s. Megaro Bar has not been here quite that long, but we still enjoy a good gin, and have been  keenly pushing the London gin revival in recent years.

East London Liquor Company opened in an ex-glue factory in July 2014, the first gin, vodka and whisky distillery in East London for over a century. They focus on top quality ingredients, traditional distillation methods and innovation, all of which come through in their ever growing portfolio.

Want to join us?

Tickets for our Gin Masterclass are available now at £18 per person. East London Liquor Company will give an informative and engaging talk about their gin, the distillation process and the botanicals involved. In addition to tastings the ticket price includes 4 gin based cocktails and some snacks. The event will last approximately two hours. Please click HERE to book your place, places are strictly limited.

 

East London Liquor Company: All About The Gin

The East London Liquor Company signature London Dry Gin is distilled using the finest 100% British wheat spirit both vapour and direct infused with fresh lemon & grapefruit peel, coriander, angelica root, juniper berries, cubeb berries and cardamom. The bright, fresh flavours of the citrus and juniper give way to the spiciness of the cubeb berries and cardamom, making this an excellent gin & tonic spirit, topped off with a wedge of lime.

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No. 1 has a quintessentially British note added by the inclusion of Darjeeling tea. It’s distilled from 100% British wheat spirit along with juniper berries, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, pink grapefruit peel and cubeb berries. Whether in a Darjeeling gin sour or served neat, the spices work with the fresh grapefruit to tame the tea’s tannins,
offering a balanced yet dry taste.

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No. 2 has a distinctive herbaceous and savoury profile. Distilled from 100% British wheat spirit and infused with juniper berries, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica root, lemon peel, thyme, winter savoury, fennel seeds, sage, bay leaf and lavender, we had a typical English herb garden in mind when creating the recipe -perfectly served in a negroni or wet martini.

Launched in January 2016, East London Liquor Company release their gin aged in various wood finishes throughout the year. The launch featured their signature London Dry Gin aged in new French oak barrels for 14 weeks. The casks imparted the classic vanilla and dried fruit notes found in bourbon, while complementing and enhancing the botanicals of the gin, particularly its cardamom notes. Classically drunk neat, it also makes for a distinctive Negroni.

Please note: Attendees must be over 18 year of age, it’s not Victorian times anymore!

KING’S CROSS CREATIVE QUARTER – A CELEBRATION OF DESIGN
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design junction (21- 24 September) is delighted to present King’s Cross Creative Quarter (KXCQ), a celebration of cultural, culinary and creative activities during the London Design Festival (LDF).

The King’s Cross Creative Quarter brings together pop-up design events, spectacular architecture and the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay during the London Design Festival, taking place between 21 – 24 September 2017.

In recent years King’s Cross has firmly established itself as London’s premier design hub. During the London Design Festival, King’s Cross plays home to a number of cutting-edge exhibitions, installations and events. You can find more information on the King’s Cross events on the official website here.

Download the King’s Cross Creative Quarter guide here

Now in its second year, KXCQ brings together a vibrant collection of pop-up design events,
exhibitions and stunning architectural installations as well as all the best places to eat,
drink, shop and stay at King’s Cross during the LDF.
Will Sorrell, Event Director of designjunction added, “Following the success of the King’s
Cross Creative Quarter during last year’s show, we’re thrilled that the celebration returns
this September, bringing together visitors from all over the globe.

With the plethora of inspiring design, architecture, culinary delights and retail hot spots
that are on offer it’s a great location to be, and even better that it’s all situated within just
a one-mile radius of King’s Cross.”

For full details on the full London Design Festival, with events happening all over London, check out the website here.

If you want to follow along on social media you can look for #LDF17 and #KXCQ